Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land

Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Will you meet me at the fountain]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Will you meet me at the fountain When I reach the glory-land
Author: P. P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Yes, I'll meet you at the fountain
Publication Date: 1874
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

Will you meet me at the fountain? Fountain of Living Water. The incident out of which this hymn arose is thus stated in The Christian, No. 365, "At the Industrial Exposition at Chicago it was an everyday appointment to meet at the Central Fountain. Mr. P. P. Bliss, whose mind seemed always set on things above, caught up the words, and wrote this hymn, "Meet me at the Fountain.'"

-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gospel Songs: a choice collection of hymns and tune, new and old, for gospel meetings, prayer meetings, Sunday schools, etc. #100Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #122AudioPage Scan
Precious Hymns #445Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #259
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #122Page Scan
Welcome Tidings: a new collection of sacred songs for the Sunday School #144Page Scan



Advertisements